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Each morning Christine relearns her personal history as she forgets it all when she sleeps.  Read by Stella Gonet.  Episode 1  Each morning Christine relearns her personal history as she forgets it all when she sleeps.  Episode 2 Losing her memory when she sleeps, Christine's doctor suggests keeping a journal. Episode 3 Christine has tracked down an old friend to try and recall her past. Episode 4 Christine recalls more of her past. But who can she trust? Episode 5 As Christine struggles to...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Tanika Gupta
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Four men miss the 6.32 train and end up stranded overnight at the station. Sam the station man becomes their confidante as each tells him why he wanted to be on that particular train.  With Trevor Peacock, Don McCorkindale, Ewan Bailey, Danny Dyer, Calum Callahagn.  Directed by Tracey Neale.
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Dermot Bolger
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Series of ghostly stories by Irish novelist Dermot Bolger   Episode 1 - The Linen Mill When 82-year-old Ellie revisits her old workplace, she is in turn visited by the past. Can she be forgiven?  Stars Doreen Keogh.   Episode 2  - The Wedding Bouquet Could the tale of a tragic marriage from 1677 have implications for a couple tying the knot today?  Stars Alison McKenna. Episode 3  - The Waiting Wall Grandmother Sarah returns to the village she grew up in, and relives the scandal and...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ayeesha Menon
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Second series of the crime drama set and recorded on location in India. Written by Ayeesha Menon and directed by John Dryden. Episode 1   On her release from jail, disgraced police inspector Alia Khan seeks a life of obscurity as a receptionist in a run down Mumbai hotel. But murder soon comes knocking at her door. Episode 2   Disgraced police inspector Alia Khan is enlisted to help catch a serial killer whose preferred location for his crimes is the rooftop of the hotel where Alia is...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ben Steiner
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A rather neglected, weary and careworn God bemoans some of the day-to-day frustrations of being the Supreme Being. For some time God has been meaning to speak directly to people and after some trial and error with various knobs he manages to break into the BBC Afternoon Play where he settles down with a cup of tea to try and resolve a few things.  Ben Steiner’s first play for radio stars Tom Courtenay as God.  Rupert – Sebastian Graham-Jones God – Tom Courtenay Produced by Nicholas...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Dermot Bolger
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Dublin, 2005, the height of the property boom. Alice and Frank long to move from their city terrace to a bungalow by the sea but with house prices constantly escalating how are they ever going to compete in the bidding wars? The solution comes from their neighbour, a property developer, who proposes a lucrative business opportunity. Is this proposition just too good an opportunity to turn down? With Dublin's property market soaring to dizzy heights, what could they possibly lose? Frank - Dermot...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Stephanie Dale
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When art teacher Rachel bumps into chef Tyrone on his first day in London it is the start of a sunny, passionate love affair, an affair that will take them into much darker places. Rachel - Naomi Frederick Tyrone - Alex Lanipekun Tasha - Leah Brotherhead WPC - Sally Orrock Policeman - Lloyd Thomas Prosecutor - Sean Baker Directed by David Hunter
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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At a Scottish boarding school in the 1960's, two boys invent a fictitious classmate. But what to do when everyone starts to believe that Magnus Sweet exists? Caspar........... William Barlow Solly................Miles Jupp Uncle Bill..........Michael Mackenzie Janine...............Wendy Seager Squelch.............Oliver Wale Headmaster........Gareth Thomas Fergie.................Sam Hunt Panda.................Mark Agnew Produced by David Jackson-Young
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Whalley
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A chilling psychological mystery drama about identity, fraud and self belief A son tracks down his estranged father only to discover that someone has beaten him to it. A stranger has taken his identity and claims to be his Father's only son.   Laura -  Gillian Kearney Elaine -  Denise Black Produced and directed by Pauline Harris.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Peter Whalley
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A sharp and tense whodunnit. When the absent guest from a dinner party is discovered murdered, the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects.  Written by Peter Whalley.  Producer/Director Pauline Harris. Ian: Robert Plckavance Lynn: Deborah Findlay Mike: John Thomson Julie: Katy Cavanagh Claire: Denlse Welch Alan: John Kazek
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Cath Staincliffe
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When the weekly list of unclaimed estates is published, probate researchers, brother and sister team Dan and Rachel, search backwards through the family line to find the true heir and get a slice of the fortune. Susan Pellier, a 73 year-old recluse, died intestate with no known next of kin, Dan and Rachel's quest to find an heir leads them to a heartbreaking discovery. Dan.....William Ash Rachel.....Claire Keelan Morelli.....Russell Dixon Barbara.....Kellie Shirley Susan.....Ellie Meigan Rose...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's Glasgow psychic detective returns for a new and disturbing case. Thomas suffers a crisis of confidence when he is asked to investigate a potential serial killer. An old girlfriend, Kat, persuades him to take a break, but when they drive north for a few days, Thomas soon becomes convinced that they are being followed. Directed by Bruce Young. Thomas -  Robin Laing Kat -  Daniela Nardini Young Man -  Iain Robertson Mrs Soutar -  Sheila Donald Crawford -  Simon Tait WPC...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Stephen Gallagher
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Gary Kingston is just a name on a file until he suddenly appears to be involved in a series of frightening murders. Gary: Shaun Prendergast Michael: Mick Ford Wendy: Tessa Worsley Cabbie/Superintendent: Stephen Thorne Anna: Helena Breck Michelle: Sue Broomfield Tramp: Brian Haines Trevor/First PC: Andrew Branch Johnny/Sgt Piper: Steven Harrold Det Insp Reid: Christian Rodska Jed/Second PC: Stephen Hattersley Caroline Tate/First WPC: Susie Brann Sheila/Second WPC: Julie Berry Willis: Alan Dudley...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Philip K Dick
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As a beautiful woman picks its last withered apple, a dying ancient tree is determined to survive.  Read by William Hootkins.
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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John Thorndyke, barrister and doctor of medicine, possesses an armoury of skills that equip him as the first scientifically plausible "forensic" detective. R. Austin Freeman, his creator, was himself a medic with an extensive knowledge of forensic medicine, and the solutions to the puzzles are completely plausible. In fact the scientific detail and authenticity of Thorndyke's investigations go much further than anything in the Holmes stories, though Freeman was happy to acknowledge...
Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by J C W Brook
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Married friends, Max and Julie Brown and Hugo and Pat Stevens, enjoy cordial bridge nights. One evening, after deciding to try out a ouija board that Max found in a junk shop, they become embroiled in a spiritual mystery... JCW Brook's mystery stars Julian Holloway as Max Brown, Anna Cropper as Julie Brown, John Rye as Hugo Stevens and Prunella Scales as Pat Stevens. Produced by Ian Cotterell
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Thomas and Kat go on holiday to the Western Isles. But the psychic detective is soon drawn into a dangerous game with a celebrated actor. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Richie - Steven McNicoll Guy - Laurie Brown DI Crawford - Simon Tait Cameron - Haris Young Produced and directed by Bruce Young. 
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's gentle psychic detective returns for another investigation - one which will surprise him more than anyone. Thomas Soutar is asked to investigate the disappearance of a family friend. It's believed the missing man may have committed suicide. The voices in Thomas's head suggest a different explanation - but before he can solve the mystery he's shocked by a revelation about a secret hidden deep in his own past. And what is the secret Mrs. Soutar cannot share with her son?...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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Sgt Wicker's last week before retirement starts out with a less than thrilling case of a vandalised garden. It soon escalates to something very much nastier.  Cast: Ian Targett, Joanna Mackie, Philip Sully, Barbara Atkinson, Laurence Payne, Norman Bird, Diana Katis, Michael Tudor Barnes.  Produced by Matthew Walters.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Matthew Broughton
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A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jasper's story. The second tells Eddie's. Demon Brother is a story about identity, sex and death.  Episode 1   When Jasper finds his father dead, a dark mystery begins to unfold. His dad kept a secret - Jasper has a twin brother, Eddie, whom he's never met. After the funeral the two brothers decide to swap lives. As Jasper escapes the confines of his faltering marriage and attempts to track down his father's killer, he...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Alastair Jessiman's third play about a Glasgow psychic who uses his gifts to help police investigations. When Thomas Soutar agrees to help in the search for a music student who has been missing for a year, he becomes obsessed by the missing girl in ways that he had not expected. Thomas - Robin Laing Natasha - Anita Vetesse Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald Mr Paris - James Macpherson Mrs Paris -  Cara Kelly Mrs Collins - Juliet Cadzow Guest House Manager - John-Paul Hurley Carol - Patricia...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nick Fisher
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A successful businessman and his wife travel to see an old friend for the evening, in his house on the edge of the Norfolk marshes. But all is not what it seems... and some people have long memories. The ultimate revenge story. Lucy - Elizabeth Proud Susan - Joan Walker Matthew - Kim Wall Leonard - Peter Tuddingham Local man - Peter Crase. Produced and directed by Martin Jenkins. 
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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A young child has gone missing. There is a complex interplay between police, parents and kidnapper ... and a most surprising resolution.     'As we've said sir, reasons are rarely adequate when we try to explain them to other people.'   Det-Insp Nuttall: Frederick Treves David Hallet: John Pullen Clare Hallet: Alethea Charlton Det-Sgt Dalton: John Samson Dr Fuller: Douglas Blackwell Jordan : J J Murphy Man at station: Martin Friend John Foster: John Rye Bank manager: Antony Higginson...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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In The Lotos Effect, Linus Scott is a General Practitioner dealing with the normal range of ailments when he is called to the home of a young woman struggling with a recurring nightmare. But after a second teenager independently reports the same dream, something happens which moves events into a more sinister dimension. A man called Linus Scott, a woman called Alice Pyper and a remote East Coast village called Ait - these are the only ingredients of this returning series which remain constant....
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Roy Williams
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The second series of Roy Williams' hard hitting dramas of modern crime. Critical acclaim for the first series included this, in the Spectator... He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the sharp, brittle, spot-on dialogue, he forces you to recognise the limitations of your experience, your understanding. It's not the story outline that matters, but the...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Karen Brown
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Inspired by a true story - An ambitious policeman is duped. Dean Ellis believes his life is coming together; he gets the new job in Fraud, the new girlfriend, and then everything falls apart. Dean Ellis - Matthew McNulty Jen - Rachel Leskovac Ian - Craig Gallivan Laura - Rachel Austin Sgt Walker - Roger Morlidge DI Edwards - Hugh Simon Produced and directed by Pauline Harris
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Tim Krabbe
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Tim Krabbe's cult novella dramatised by Oliver Emanuel. Rex and Saskia stop at a petrol station. Saskia goes in to buy drinks and is never seen again. Eight years later, Rex is so haunted by her disappearance that he sets out to discover what happened to her, regardless of the cost. A chilling love story that takes us to the heart of the perfect crime. Rex ... Samuel West  Saskia ... Melody Grove Lieneke ... Ruth Gemmell  Lemorne ... Liam Brennan Denise...Natasha Watson Cashier/Woman ......
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Wally K Daly
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Paul Williamson arrives home, only to find himself already there. What exactly is going on?  Paul - Paul Daneman Faye - Norma Ronald Frank - Donald Hewlett Margaret - Gwen Watford Harold - Eric Allen Directed by Martin Jenkins
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nicolas Freeling
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Nicholas Freeling's crime thriller read by David Troughton. Piet Van der Valk is the much-copied prototype detective, 'a cranky, gentle, bumbling, brilliant, non-conformist student of human behaviour whose primary concern is why rather than how crimes are committed'. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths. Produced by Mary Ward-Lowery.   Episode 1   The Dutch police arrive at Martin's house just as he's thinking of going to bed. He has to leave his wife Sophia and travel with them to...
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Topic: BBC Radio Reading
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by Wally K Daly
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A middle-aged librarian books a performance poet to appear... but then he starts to follow her... Director - Pam Fraser Solomon James - Andrew Sachs Jennifer - Cathy Tyson Council for the Prosecution -Becky Hindley Clerk of Court - Becky Hindley WPC Marsh - Natasha Pyne Council for the Defence - Gavin Muir Magistrate - Garard Green
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nick Stafford
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A stranger seeks shelter at an isolated farmhouse in the depths of winter. The occupants, Jack and Mavis, put him in an upstairs room, sparking a sinister chain of events - and an investigation into what has really been going on... Nick Stafford's supernatural tale stars Philip Jackson as Jack, Kate Rutter as Mavis, Jonathan Tafler as Ellis and Stephen Critchlow as Colin. Directed by Claire Grove.
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Nicola Baldwin & Amanda Whittington
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Series of plays about a cake-making club.  Episode 1 - Bitter Chocolate Cake Spectacular cakes for special moments - Maggie helps neighbour Sabina. Nicola Baldwin's culinary drama stars Lesley Sharp. Episode 2 - Private Parkin A man claiming to be a chef gatecrashes the cake club. Nicola Baldwin's culinary drama stars Lesley Sharp and Tamsin Greig.  Episode 3 - Fairy Cakes When her daughter quits art school, Maggie enlists help and gets baking. Amanda Whittington's culinary drama stars Lesley...
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Trevor Preston
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A psychological thriller by BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston. Ruth was a successful investigative journalist until a terrible accident in France. Her physical recovery now takes second place to her desperate need to remember what really happened that night. Only recovering that memory can allay the fears that fill her every thought. Directed by Toby Swift   Ruth - Raquel Cassidy Dr Quinn - Caroline Catz Elsa - Jasmine Hyde Bernard - Stephane Cornicard Jean - Chris Pavlo Farid - Maximilien...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by David Napthine
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Jeremy Swift stars as Dr. Joe Aston, a forensic psychologist working in the controversial field of "recovered memory", on attachment to the police in Teeside. With Rosie Cavaliero as Grace Hayle, Carolyn Pickles as DI Karen Dennis and Colin MacLachlan as Tom Aston.  Produced by Toby Swift Episode 1  - Doctor Joe Aston Investigates Forensic psychologist Joe Aston tackles a scientist accused of killing her boss. Scientist Grace Hayle and her boss were working alone in the laboratory....
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by Georges Simenon
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Georges Simenon's riveting tale of deception in an isolated community.  "She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector . . . but first of all please sit down . . .' Her accent was more pronounced than Carl's. Her voice sang, dropping on the last syllable of the longer words." Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Mike Walker
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Building the world's tallest tower, a civil engineer questions his existence. A vision of the near future. Starring David Calder. Original music composed and played by David Chiltern Directed by Gordon House Penelope Wilton Sarah Jane Holm David Calder Helen Longworth Philip Voss Carl Prekopp
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Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Atmospheric thriller by Alastair Jessiman. A woman missing since 1945 is seen in a deserted guest house. Glasgow's psychic detective investigates. Thomas's mother has been forced to close her guest house due to emergency building work. An old friend, retired hotelier Jack Cameron, offers her the use of his guest house, now lying empty. Reluctant to allow his mother to stay in the house alone Thomas persuades his girlfriend Kat to stay with them. He confesses to Kat that he's been fascinated by...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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Every year on the anniversary of the famous Monkstead murders, Det-Insp Ridley revisits the scene of the crime. On the tenth anniversary he disappears.... Porter: Edward Kelsey Det-Insp Ridley: John Graham Det-Insp Henley: Michael Kilgarriff Det-Sgt Green: John Rye Det-Insp Saddler: Peter Pratt PC Hart: Ronald Herdman John Manning: John Graham Valery West: Sian Davies Produced by Glyn Dearman
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by J C Wilsher
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(Just Before Midnight)   "...we've forgotten that technology has its roots in magic and mystery..." An old model-maker specialises in dioramas of disasters, but his timing causes concern... JC Wilsher's sinister tale starring Paul Schofield and Eric Allan Directed by Ian Cotterell
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Katie Hims
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Betsy Coleman signs up to do memory research for a bit of extra cash, but she finds that her memories are so vivid that revisiting her past becomes compulsive, particularly when she gets to spend some virtual time with her late Mother. Betsy .... Maxine Peake David ..... Benedict Wong Young Betsy ..... Shannon Flynn Mick ..... Ralph Ineson Carla ..... Alison Pettit Des ..... Tony Bell Julie ..... Christine Kavanagh Written by Katie Hims Directed by Mary Peate
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Joyce Porter
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Comedy thriller by Joyce Porter, set in the 1970s, dramatised by Paul Mendelson. Chief Inspector Dover's annual seaside break becomes a busman's holiday with the death of a local policeman. Was it suicide and was it linked to the recent murder of a well-known gangster? It's another strange case for Scotland Yard's laziest detective. Chief Inspector Dover ...... Kenneth Cranham Sgt McGregor ...... Stuart McQuarrie Chief Constable ...... Philip Madoc Mrs Dover ...... Carolyn Pickles Sgt...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Kieran Prendiville
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"The horrible thing about the two minutes hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledgehammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic" George...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Clara Glynn
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Episode 1 - Contact   The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Today's drama is set in the Family Courts where Harry, a sperm donor, is trying to get a court order to allow him to see 'his' daughter. Barrister Rebecca Nyman is representing Beth - the mother - who is now in a lesbian relationship and would prefer Harry to keep his distance. Harry offered to donate sperm so his lesbian friend and work colleague, Beth, could have a baby. After the birth...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley
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In Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley’s comedy thriller, Sir Donald Sinden is actor Sir Merlin Foster, who commissions a struggling writer to come up with a play involving the murder of Merlin’s wife. Life and Art get dangerously intertwined… Starring Donald Sinden as Sir Merlin Foster, Amanda Waring as Eden Dundee, Michael Troughton as Charlie Nicholason and John Hartley as Morten Rifles. Directed by Enyd Williams.
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by Don Taylor
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A sinister tale of a group of friends trapped in a cottage at Christmas.  Dan and Margaret have come to spend Christmas with Rachael and Edmund in their newly renovated 17th Century labourer's cottage.  Written and directed by Don Taylor Kenneth Haigh - Edmund  Norman Rodway - Dan Sara Kestelman - Margaret Susan Fleetwood - Rachel Peter Pendry-Jones - Newsreader Music by Herbert Chappell
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Roy Williams
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Hard-hitting contemporary crime stories With Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun Episode 1 - Colin The story of Colin. Colin's wife and daughter have been brutally attacked in their home, but no-one seems to have broken in. When the truth finally comes out, even Max is taken aback.. Episode 2 - Jonny The story of Jonny. When the defendant in a rape case is found innocent, Max just can't seem to let it go. Episode 3 - Kellie The story of Kellie. Sean agrees to go for a drink with his old...
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by Winston Graham
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Philip has returned to Europe from America after his brother appeared to commit suicide in Amsterdam. His search for the truth takes him from England to Holland and Italy. Winston Graham's novel was the first winner of the Crime Writers' Association award for best crime novel of the year in 1955.  Stars Alex Jennings as Philip Turner, Roger Lloyd Pack as Martin Coxon, Kate Buffery as Leonie Winter, Vivian Pickles as Charlotte Weber and Norman Jones as Captain Sanbergh. Dramatised by Juliet...
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by R D Wingfield
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A victim of threatening phone calls seeks the help of a private investigator,  who finds there are other victims in this case - and he is one of them.  Directed by Gerry Jones Robbins - Lee Harrington Tyrrell - Edward Judd Wendy - Frances Jeater Det-Insp Morrow - David Lodge Mrs Furley - Peggy Paige Ruth - Christine Absolom Hilda - Diana Bishop Barman - Ronald Herdman Det-Sgt - Nicholas Courtney Holy Joe - Derek Pollitt
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Four characters and their intricately entangled relationship.  Michael Aldridge - Philip  Rosemary Leach - Sheila  Nigel Lambert -Gregory Joanna Wake - Ginny. Directed by Kay Patrick 
Topic: BBC Radio Drama
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by Alastair Jessiman
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A journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family. Thomas is brought in by police to investigate his disappearance. Thomas Soutar - Robin Laing DI Crawford - Simon Tait DS Gilhoolie - David Ireland DCI Waller - Lewis Howden Kat - Julie Duncanson Tyler - Alasdair Hankinson Liz - Lucy Hollis Other parts are played by the cast. Produced and directed by Bruce Young
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by Alastair Jessiman
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First in a series of off-beat thrillers about a psychic detective. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?  Thomas - Jimmy Chisholm Mrs Soutar - Sheila Donald DC Sharon Webb - Julie Austin Mrs Allsop - Mary Riggans Mhairi - Kathryn Howden Calum - Chris Young Duncan/Attendant - James Bryce Producer - Bruce Young Director - Bruce Young
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by Simon Bovey
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Spring in 2019 is not the riot of colour it used to be. The honeybee is now officially extinct. Farmer Sam Clark struggles to raise a crop worth a damn. But man has adapted. Every spring an army of migrant workers, led by foreman Amra Walczak, descends on Sam's farm to pollinate by hand. It is a laborious process but it works. This spring, however, science offers a new solution, Honeybots, tiny robots that are effectively crawling bees, and Sam's put his farm forward for a trial.  Once...
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by Roy Williams
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The fourth series of The Interrogation comprises three contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. The series features Kenneth Cranham and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Chief Inspector Max Matthews and Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage, two police officers from different generations and different worlds, but together they make an excellent team. Their professional relationship has slowly evolved over the years, especially since Sean was seriously wounded in the...
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A true story of murder, mayhem and political intrigue from the casebook of Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years. Birkett....David Haig Edgar Bowker.......Trystan Gravelle,  Billy .........Alison Pettitt Elton Pace.......Michael Shelford Annie Pace/Leslie Pace....Clare Corbett Dr du Pre....Sam Dale Judge Horridge/Vicar.....Bruce Alexander Mrs Elizabeth Porter......Joanna Monro Other parts were played by John Biggins and Nigel Hastings Directed by Marc Beeby.
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by Julian Simpson
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A single act of cyber-terrorism. A computer virus - incredibly advanced and coded in a language no one understands - is released onto the internet, encrypting every piece of information held on every system. All information is being held hostage. Alice Price is sent in to negotiate the safe return of the information before the world descends into chaos. But who are the terrorists and why have they asked for Price? Levine - Robert Glenister Daguero - Rufus Wright Pantalone - Tim McInnerny...
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by J C W Brook
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Six years ago, Helen dreamt her first husband died - and now the dream has started again. Starring Nigel Anthony as Paul, Sean Barrett as Roger, Sheila Grant as Helen and Alan MacNaughton as Andrew. Jean: Rosalind Shanks Sue Harris: Tammy Ustinov Mr Bruce: Manning Wilson Waitress: Alison Draper Barmaid: Josie Kidd Bus driver: Fred Bryant Radiophonic Sound by Paddy Kingsland Directed by Ian Cotterell
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Jeremy Swift stars as Dr. Joe Aston, a forensic psychologist working in the controversial field of "recovered memory", on attachment to the police in Teeside. Episode 1 - Taken By Surprise    A financial adviser is abducted and only released when his employer pays the ransom. Joe resorts to unorthodox methods to secure a positive identification of the main suspect. Dr Joe Aston ......... Jeremy Swift  DC Geoff Patten ...... Paul Brennen  DI Anne Reynolds ..... Janet Dibley  Bill...
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by Bill Murphy
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Wealthy Dubliner Dermot McPhail misguidedly buys a Gothic mansion on the wild coast of west Cork, but things start going dramatically wrong when the unscrupulous property developer and his pampered wife Clodaghmove in. Is someone sabotaging Dermot's dream, or is the ancient curse of Hallows End at work? Bill Murphy's whodunit stars Gerry O'Brien as Dermot, Ann Marie Horan as Clodagh, Darragh Kelly as Patrick, Helen Norton as Aoife and Simon Delaney as Martin/Barman. Producer: Lawrence Jackson...
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Time of My Life charts the decline and fall of a successful family business founded and nurtured by Gerry and Laura Stratton. It is Laura's fifty-fourth birthday and Gerry has organized a small family dinner at their favourite restaurant. Domestically, all seems well. Glyn, their eldest son, has patched up his marriage with Stephanie; younger son Adam has a new girlfriend and is deeply in love. But, as the evening proceeds, the play reveals skeletons from the past and a spectre of the future....
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by Roy Williams
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Episode 1 - Rod The story of Rod, a Premier League footballer accused of rape, who discovers his skill, wealth and fame make no odds in a police station. DS Max Matthews ..... Kenneth Cranham DC Sean Armitage ..... Alex Lanipekun Rod Tyler ..... Joe Sims Helen Cottol ..... Katie Angelou Mother ..... Tracy Wiles Directed by Jessica Dromgoole Episode 2 - Jermaine The story of Jermaine, a ruthless and amoral young gang member, who Max and Sean find disturbingly keen to confess. DS Max Matthews...
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by Cath Staincliffe
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Probate detectives Rachel and Dan search for the rightful heir to an estate. Their quest leads them to uncover a broken family with a terrible secret. Stars William Ash and Claire Keelan.
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Glasgow's disused underground tunnels are the hunting ground for an injured ex-soldier who threatens to kill three men he holds responsible for cheating him out of an inheritance. When one of the men under threat goes missing, Glasgow psychic, Thomas Soutar, helps police in their search - but Thomas and his girlfriend, Kat, soon find there's danger much closer to home. Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Brodie - Simon Donaldson George - Finlay Welsh DI Crawford - Stevie Hannan Paul -...
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by R D Wingfield
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There is a strange noise in the night. John Mansfield goes downstairs to investigate and meets his death - but why did he die, and who was already dead?   Directed By: Christopher Venning   Gwen Mansfield: Jill Bennett Det Insp Bowers: Richard Caldicot John Mansfield: Roy Spencer Police Sergeant: Peter Wickham PC Drew: Robert French Mr Meakin: Henry Knowles PC Clark: David Cann Det-Sgt FOX: Brian Hewlett Doctor: Paul Mills Lippy Gordon: Leslie Glazer Lily Preston: Joan Matheson
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by Jill Hyem
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A remote guest house in the Peak District, a haunting tune from a musical box, and an insane craving for revenge turn a happy Easter holiday into a terrifying nightmare.  Remember Me won a Giles Cooper Award in 1978. Thelma Weadon: Jill Balcon Paul Sutton: Julian Glover Margot Sutton: Sarah Badell Edgar Parsons: Peter Tuddenham Hester Drew: Paullne Letts Enid Gosler: Margot Boyd Nancy: Rowena Roberts Directed By: Kay Patrick
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by John Fletcher
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When people start falling ill all over 19th-century Brighton, everyone thinks that the lack of proper sewers has caused a cholera epidemic. Little do the police suspect that a middle-aged spinster is responsible. Based on a true story. Christiana Edmunds - Sian Thomas Jacob Ormsley - Chris Donnelly Mother: Jennifer Hill  Dr Beard - Dorien Thomas Mr Hallet - Brendan Charleson Mrs Beard - Angela Barlow Armand/Isaac - Iwan Tudor Alex Maclaine - Derek Riddell Billy - Jordan Clarke Sam - Robert...
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by Josephine Tey
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A 1930s comedy thriller by Josephine Tey , dramatised by John Fletcher. The independent-minded daughter of a chief police constable meets a suspected killer on the run. With Steve Hodson, Stephen Thorne , Ben Crowe , Harry Myers , Geoffrey Whitehead. Frances Jeater and Priyanga Elan.  Dramatised by John Fletcher Directed by Tabitha Potts Tisdall: Giles Fagan Erica: Tilly Gaunt Pottinger: Steve Hodson Bergoine: Stephen Thorne Grant: Ben Crowe Albert Clay: Harry Myers Hopgood: Geoffrey Whitehead...
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by Clara Glynn
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Episode 1 - A Bad Night Out The first in a series of three dramas following London barrister Rebecca Nyman. Following a drunken altercation in a town centre a man has been arrested and held in police custody overnight. But the events of that night are disputed and the case explores whether the police acted improperly and gave evidence that was not entirely accurate. Is there a case for paying compensation? Rebecca Nyman - Clare Corbett Barrister Charlie Haines - Dan Starkey Rafid - Danny Rahim...
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by Clara Glynn
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Episode 1 - One of the Lads Did sexist bullying drive a high flying police woman out of her job? An employment tribunal has to decide if she was treated unfairly.  Suzy, ferociously bright and driven, rose rapidly through the ranks in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police. Over the years she didn't just cope with the situation - she thrived on it. But after a move to East Yorkshire Police her career went into a downward spiral. Suzy claims sexist bullying drove her out of the job she loved....
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by Ruth Rendell
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Series of murderous crime thrillers, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Episode 1 - The Fever Tree  Will Tricia and Ford's fractured marriage survive a South African safari? Stars Paul Rhys and Tracy Wiles. Episode 2 - The Dreadful Day of Judgement As they clear up an abandoned graveyard, John, Gilly and Marlon's personal demons start looming larger. Stars Danny Sapani. Episode 3  - Thornapple Smitten by poisons, James is captivated by ruthless single mum Mirabel on a visit to her wealthy aunt....
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True tales of murder from the days when police cars had bells and the men from the Yard word Trilby hats.  Episode 1 - The Surgeon's Knife Two bodies are found in a Scottish ravine. Dr Buck Ruxton's wife and maid are missing. Nick Ross looks back at a case of murder from 1935. With Marc Zuber, Anthony Bate and Timothy Carlton. Written by John Scotney. Producer: Mark Savage.  Episode 2 - Cabin 126  Can you be convicted of murder if there is no body? Nick Ross looks back at the death of the...
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Episode 1  - I Remember Yesterday By Val McDermid. The first of three brand new ghost stories from leading Scottish writers set in Edinburgh. Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid, whose Tony Hill detective novels were dramatised as TV series Wire in the Blood, kicks off our haunted Edinburgh tales. A young woman haunts 'the Serpent's Back' of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, seeking revenge to the 70s strains of Donna Summer's song 'I Remember Yesterday'. Read by Hannah Donaldson Produced by...
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by R D Wingfield
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Just two years ago they demoted Detective Inspector Slade and kicked him out of the Division. Some people said he was treated unfairly; others were glad to see him go. One thing is certain; they'd never have had him back if it hadn't been for the bank raid...  David Sinclair, Andrew Burt, David Garth, William Eedle, with Mia Soteriou, Michael McStay, Philip Rowlands, Guy Holden, Jack McKenzie, Steve Hodson, Gwen Cherrell, Narissa Knights, James Kerry, Arnold Diamond, John Forbes Robertson,...
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by Ed Harris
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Alf's memories come in flashes and great blank holes, along with a running commentary from the voices of his past. So how does finding a strange coat in his kitchen, remind Alf why he doesn't want a bath today? A tender, sad comedy about re-remembering your past. Alf ..... Richard Briers Young Alf ..... Rory Kinnear Pru ..... Tracy Wiles  Steven ..... Hugh Ross  Marina ..... Caroline Guthrie  with Janice Acquah Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.
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by Andrew Wallace
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In this black comedy, a phone operator's working day becomes a living nightmare. Broadcast on Radio 4 Extra in October 2013 as part of the series "BBC Radio Young Writers: 25 Years On". CAST Alan Cumming Jonathan Keeble Geoffrey Whitehead Stephen Critchlow Becky Hindley Sandra James-Young Zulema Dene George Allonby   Directed by Mairi Russell
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by Stephen Sheridan
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Two elderly librarians decide to emulate Miss Marple when a corpse is discovered in their crime section.  Starring Mary Wimbush with Doreen Mantle  Leighton Pugh Trevor Nichols John Evitts Elizabeth Morgan Alex Hutchinson Chris Stanton   Directed by David Blount
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Episode 1 A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands becomes the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. He travels north, accompanied by his girlfriend Kat, but they discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas feels the full force of local resentment and has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. Episode 2 During a visit to a religious...
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by Patrick Hamilton
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Two young undergraduates think they've committed the perfect murder. To add piquancy to their crime, they invite the victim's father and other guests to a macabre dinner party. Starring Alan Rickman as Rupert Cadell, Adam Bareham as Wyndham Brandon, Andrew Branch as Charles Granillo, Cyril Luckham as Sir Johnstone Kentley, Moir Leslie as Leila Arden, Christopher Good as Kenneth Raglan and Olivier Pierre as Sabot. Producer: John Tydeman
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by Reginald Hill
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Superintendent Dalziel witnesses what seems to be a murder from his own window. Reginald Hill's thriller read by Philip Jackson.
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by Frank Baker
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When, on the spur of the moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game - until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, exactly as he had imagined her: enchanting, eccentric, and endlessly astounding. He hadn’t imagined, however, how much havoc an imaginary octogenarian could wreak...
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by Alastair Jessiman
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Glasgow's psychic detective returns for a new case. A grieving daughter finds hundreds of cassette recordings made by a woman obsessed with her late father, a Professor of English. Thomas Soutar is hired to trace the identity of the woman behind the tapes - who styles herself the "Queen Of the Dead". Thomas - Robin Laing Kat - Julie Duncanson Sheila - Tamara Kennedy Miriam - Irene MacDougall Richie - Steven McNicoll Nurse - Amiera Darwish Produced and directed by - Bruce Young. 
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by Barbara Pym
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Barbara Pym's delightful comedy of rural relationships, set in 1950, about two women in pursuit of happiness Narrated by Penelope Wilton, starring Susie Blake and Emma Fielding. Episode 1  It's the 1950s, and Jane intends to do a better job as a vicar's wife when her husband moves to a new parish. Episode 2  A year after the death of his wife, Fabian permits a clear out. Jane is keen to satisfy her curiosity. Narrator - Penelope Wilton Prudence - Emma Fielding Jane - Susie Blake Canon...
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by J B Priestley
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Dr Salt is determined to leave Birkden, but when a patient of his suffering from chronic nephritis suddenly disappears and the police seem unconcerned, he becomes equally determined to find her. His persistence soon makes him some very powerful enemies.  Dramatised for radio by Elizabeth Bradbury Produced by Roger Pine Dr Salt: Frederick Treves Maggie Culworth: Patricia Gallimore Alan Culworth: Alan Devereux Buzzy: Ralph Lawton Supt Hurst: Jack Holloway Jill Frinton: Maggie McCarthy Sir Arnold...
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by Ayeesha Menon
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Police detective serial set and recorded on location in Mumbai. This fast-paced, six-part police thriller follows Alia Khan, a young woman inspector in the Bandra Division of the Mumbai Police Force, as she attempts to solve a series of crimes, make sense of her troubled past and cope with being a woman in a male-dominated and chauvinistic police force. Episode 1  - Gutter Baby When a baby is rescued from a gutter, it falls on the only female police officer on hand, Alia Khan, to look after...
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A series of four plays in which people are haunted ...   1 - Black Stockings and Broken Mirrors  In Bernadette Crosthwaite's first play for radio, a tragic accident and the events leading up to it return to haunt Christine when she meets her new next-door neighbour.  Christine: Maureen O'Brien Mrs Falkener: Margot Boyd "Go 'Way from My Window" sung by Melanie Hudson.  Directed by Martin Jenkins 2 - The Boat Hook In Sheila Hodgson's play a distinguished university academic is...
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by Colin Dexter
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In 1859, the body of a young woman was found floating in the Oxford Canal; her death led to a sensational murder trial, and two men were eventually hanged for the murder. In 1989, Inspector Morse is recovering from a bleeding ulcer in Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Morse is given a book by the wife of a recently deceased patient at the hospital. The little book called Murder on the Oxford Canal tells the story of the murder of Joanna Franks aboard the canal boat Barbara Bray. Morse is soon...
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by Roy Williams
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The Interrogation comprises three hard-hitting contemporary crime stories that probe some of today's most complex moral issues. Starring Kenneth Cranham as Detective Inspector Max Matthews and Alex Lanipekun as Detective Sergeant Sean Armitage. Praise for Williams' writing in the first series of The Interrogation: "He writes about the stuff you'd rather not know, prefer not to think about, pretend to ignore. But it lives on with you in the mind. It won't let you go. By his words, the...
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When Psychotherapists, Lorcan and Aoife Molloy are called in to help a series of unusually distressed patients, they discover that the problems they are facing are not just psychological disorders – but show evidence of inexplicable paranormal activity.  Written by Gerry Casey, Gemma McMullan & John Murphy. Produced by Eoin O’Callaghan Episode 1 – Virtuoso An old woman’s claim that her hands have been possessed is met with wry scepticism, until psychotherapists, Lorcan and Aoife...
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by W Somerset Maugham
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Somerset Maugham's classic play, with Sian Thomas and David Calder. Written in 1932 For Services Rendered is Somerset Maugham's incisive state-of-the-nation play - written fifteen years on from the end of WW1. Set in late summer 1932 in Kent, the Ardsley family seem to be managing their lives very well but in reality each of them is fighting for survival. The Ardsley children are facing unpromising futures: Ethel is married to a former officer who is not quite the man she hoped he'd be; Eva is...
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by L P Hartley
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In this 1957 thriller by the author of The Go-Between, L.P.Hartley, ex-Sergeant Stephen Leadbitter, raised from an unhappy working class childhood between the wars, is on a peacetime mission to business success as a chauffeur and car for hire. He uniformly despises his clients, especially the ladies, until the young, widowed, naive and immensely rich Lady Franklin hires him to take her on trips to cathedrals which she had visited with her late husband. Lady Franklin has been in mourning for her...
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by Muriel Gray
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What has caused a ten-year-old boy to firebomb the home of his elderly, house-bound neighbour? Child psychologist Vivienne McKay has never seen a case like it: the boy, Neville, is from an ordinary loving family and has never been in trouble before. The police have one clue to go on, a name, Razbunare, the only thing the boy will tell them. As they question Eastern Europeans working on local farms, Vivienne slowly gains Neville's trust. But nothing in her training or experience prepares her for...
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by Alan Ayckbourn
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Martin Jarvis directs a starry cast in Alan Ayckbourn's award-winning play from 1987, viewed by many as a protest against the policies of the Thatcher governmnent. When Jack McCraken takes over his family's furniture business, he intends that it be an honest endeavour. However, his relatives' various dishonest actions soon come to light and threaten the company's future. Jack ...... Alfred Molina Benedict ...... Adam Godley  Poppy ...... Rosalind Ayres  Anita ...... Joanne Whalley  Cliff...
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by Heidi Amsinck
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In these three specially-commissioned tales by Heidi Amsinck, Denmark is a place of twilight and shadows: a mysterious place where strange and often dark things happen.  Heidi Amsinck, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has covered Britain for the Danish press since 1992.    Last Train to Helsingor Henrik Borghas done well for himself; he drives a Mercedes to and from work though prefers the train from Copenhagen to Helsingor, because it is predictable. But things start to go wrong...
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by Gerry Jones
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Time After Time by  Gerry Jones -   (1979) Paul Wood finds himself in a strange hotel. He doesn't know how or why he's there - or even how he got there. Every time he tried to "escape", he's brought back and the vicious circle begins again.  Is it a nightmare? Has he lost his memory, or it is, perhaps, even more extraordinary? Stars John Pullen as Paul Wood, Nigel Anthony as Robert Carter and Sarah Badel as Ann. Directed by Martin Jenkins First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May...
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by R D Wingfield
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Jack Frost is a tough and rude detective and does it all his way, but has he come a cropper?  Stars Derek Martin and June Brown.
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by Agatha Christie
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Butter in a Lordly Dish, written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame.  Produced by Martyn C. Webster Florrie: Beryl Calder Mrs Petter: Elisabeth Maude Julia Keene: Cecile Chevreau Hayward: Janet Morrison Susan Warren: Barbara Lott Sir Luke Enderby, K C: Richard William* Lady Enderby (Marion): Molly Rankin A railway porter: Michael Turner
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by Julian Simpson
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Bad Memories by Julian Simpson  In 2004, a successful architect and his family mysteriously disappear from their home. Six years later five bodies are found in the cellar of their house. They are identified as Jonathan and Imogen Blake and their son, Matthew; Philip Gibson, who was on the missing person's register and a woman, identity unknown. Forensics determine that not only were they murdered, but the time of death was 1926. Can audio files found with the bodies solve the mystery? Cast:...
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Six murder cases where forensic evidence helped trap the murderer. Presented by Nick Ross. 1 - The Wheels of Justice In wartime London, Rachel Dobkin is reported missing by her sister. A body is found in a south London church. Can Dr Keith Simpson prove it to be the murdered remains of Mrs Dobkin ?  Written by Rib Davis.  With Dr Keith Simpson Brett Usher Harold Dobkin, Ronald Herdman With John Church, Terence Edmond, Joanna Myers, Peter Penry-Jones, John Webb, Ann Windsor, Andrew Wincott and...
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by R D Wingfield
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Polford. A brutal death occurs on an unassuming coastal fishing village.  R D Wingfield's thriller stars Leslie Sands as Sergeant Fowler, Nick Orchard as Constable Beaumont, Cornelius Garrett as Dave Clark, Paul Nicholson as the Doctor, Derek Graham as Pete Carter, Conrad Phillips as Mitchell, Gillie Graham as Rose, Fred Bryant as Fred Dickey, Douglas Leach as Albert, Deborah Paige as Kim and Patricia Gibson as Mrs Trevor. Directed by Brian Miller  Episode 1  - The Body on the Beach Until PC...
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by Caroline and David Stafford
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The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. The four stories in this series cover some of Birkett's most famous cases, including the dramatic trial of Buck Ruxton, the doctor accused of murdering and dismembering...
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A dramatisation of Barbara Vine's Gold Dagger award-winning crime novel. The year of the long, hot summer: 1976. Adam and some friends spent it in idyllic circumstances. But when the weather at last broke their lives had been wrecked.  Written by Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell Directed by: Jane Morgan. Adam Verne-Smith: Andrew Wincott Rufus: Matthew Morgan Zosie: Siriol Jenkins Shiva: Tariq Alibai Lili: Rita Wolf Vivien: Miaso Teriou Mary Gage: Alison Reid Lewis...
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